Art Hub Copenhagen (AHC) has just returned as a contributor of this year’s Performa Biennial in New York, where eight visual artists were invited to be part of the biennial: Søren Aagaard, Jane Jin Kaisen, SUPERFLEX, Ayoung Kim, Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi, Lina Hashim, Kristoffer Akselbo, and Hannah Heilmann.
Danish performance artist Filip Vest, who has previously been in residency at AHC, was also in town, and we asked him to be our collective eyes and ears at the biennial. Apart from AHC’s own program of talks, beer serving, and performance, what else took place on the numerous stages that Performa brought to life around the city? What’s happening on the international performance art scene at the moment? And what are RoseLee Goldberg’s thoughts, the founder of the 20-year-old biennial, about this year’s anniversary edition? These are some of the questions that Filip Vest investigates and reflects on in this letter.
The images here all portray the talks and works from the program of AHC at Performa23, and there are many more to find here.
Soon, you can also read Filip Vest’s review of Performa23 and the entire interview with RoseLee Goldberg on the online media bastard.